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Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 12:38
UPDATE: Cabinet nod for President's proposals
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The Cabinet has approved the abolishing of the Executive Presidency and introduce a new electoral system.

President Maithreepala Sirisena presented the relevant Cabinet papers seeking ministerial approval.

The proposal was made to abolish the existing Executive presidency thereby deputing such powers to parliament and, replace the current proportional representation system with a more democratic electorate system.

A ministerial committee chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be appointed, and will be required to submit a report to the Cabinet within two weeks.

The President has also proposed to consider the views of other interested parties including political and civil representative groups in this regard.

 Meanwhile minister Mangala Samaraweera told journalists at a meeting held at the UNP headquarters Sirikotha that the proposed amendments would be implemented within six months.

However he said the abolishment of the Executive Presidency will come into effect at the end of President Maithreepala Sirisena's tenure.

 Update: Wednesday, 18 October 2015 - 18:33
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Cabinet approves to abolish executive presidency and amend the Electoral system


The Cabinet has approved President’s proposals to abolish Executive Presidency and introduction of a new Electoral System, Parliament sources states. 

The two Cabinet papers propose to abolish the Executive presidency and amending the electoral system.

External Affairs, North Western Development and Cultural Minister S.B. Navinna said the Cabinet has approved the two documents.

Cabinet also approved proposal to introduce voucher system for School Children’s uniforms instead of giving them clothing. 

The President gave a pledge to carry out these reforms on the day of Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera's funeral.

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